Index for Album F-1999-11-21: Foraging in Central Park - Nov 21, 1999

Foraging in Central Park, NYC on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Wisteria Wisteria. A nice trellis full of it. Out-of-season as only the flowers are edible.

2 Gingko. A tree with lots of fruits Gingko. A tree with lots of fruits, but too near the street.
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba

3 Gingko. See the fruits? Gingko. See the fruits?
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba

4 Gingko. Can't miss the fruits now! Gingko. Can’t miss the fruits now!
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba

5 Wrinkled Rose Wrinkled Rose. Likes to grow near the seashore.
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa

6 Wrinkled Rose Wrinkled Rose
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa

7 Wrinkled Rose Wrinkled Rose
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa

8 Pasteur Rose Pasteur Rose. A bit smaller, but still edible.
Scientific name: Rosa carolina

9 Pasteur Rose Pasteur Rose. Closer up.
Scientific name: Rosa carolina

10 Epazote Epazote. It’s all over the park.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

11 Epazote Epazote. Another place in the park.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

12 White Snakeroot White Snakeroot. Deadly!!
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

13 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

14 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

15 Greater Celandine Greater Celandine

16 Greater Celandine Greater Celandine

17 Arrowroot Arrowroot. Wildman once dug some out, but there was very little there. He buys it in the store.
Scientific name: Maranta arundinaceae

18 Cattails Cattails. Now out of season.
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

19 Black Walnut Black Walnut. Nuts now all gone.
Scientific name: Juglans nigra

20 Witch Hazel Witch Hazel
Scientific name: Hamamelis

21 Witch Hazel Witch Hazel. Close up of the flowers.
Scientific name: Hamamelis

22 Witch Hazel Witch Hazel. We found one that still had some leaves!
Scientific name: Hamamelis

23 Witch Hazel Witch Hazel. Another shot with leaves.
Scientific name: Hamamelis

24 Common Mallow Common Mallow. A close up of the flower.
Scientific name: Malva neglecta

25 Jet Berry Jet Berry. Very poisonous!!
Scientific name: Ardisia humilis

26 Rock outcropping in Rambles Rock outcropping in Rambles. Note north-south scratches left by receding glacier rocks.

27 Hackberries Hackberries. Too old to eat.

28 Hackberries Hackberries. Gray bark.

29 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. Can eat root and small leaves.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

30 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

31 Gray Squirrel Gray Squirrel. We had a few visit us while we ate lunch. This one turned away as I was taking its picture.

32 Gray Squirrel Gray Squirrel. Now it posed nicely.

33 Gray Squirrel Gray Squirrel. Enhanced version.

34 Gray Squirrel Gray Squirrel. It was moving when I took the shot.

35 Field Garlic (Wild Onion) Field Garlic (Wild Onion). This fellow dug this up while we had lunch.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

36 Broad Leaf Dock? Broad Leaf Dock?
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

37 Burdock Burdock. Wildman is digging up the first one.
Scientific name: Arctium species

38 Burdock Burdock. This is the one Wildman dug up.
Scientific name: Arctium species

39 Burdock Burdock
Scientific name: Arctium species

40 Burdock Burdock
Scientific name: Arctium species

41 Burdock Burdock. The fellow that dug up the onions dug this one up.
Scientific name: Arctium species

42 Asiatic Day Flower Asiatic Day Flower. The camera had its own idea on focusing.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

43 Lady's Thumb Lady’s Thumb
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

44 Lady's Thumb Lady’s Thumb
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

45 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica

46 Lambs-quarters Lambs-quarters. Note top of stem is missing.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

47 Lambs-quarters Lambs-quarters. Here’s Wildman eating the missing top!
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

48 Mugwort Mugwort
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

49 Milkweed Milkweed. Winter form.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

50 Milkweed Milkweed. Winter form.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

51 Milkweed Milkweed. Winter form.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

52 Milkweed Milkweed. An opened pod.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

53 Kentucky Coffee Tree Kentucky Coffee Tree. See the beans up there?
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

54 Kentucky Coffee Beans Kentucky Coffee Beans
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

55 Wildman is about to eat an American Persimmon Wildman is about to eat an American Persimmon.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

56 American Persimmon American Persimmon
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

57 American Persimmon American Persimmon. Close up.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

58 Fire Thorn (Pyracantha) Fire Thorn (Pyracantha). Berries are edible.
Scientific name: Pyracantha species

59 Fire Thorn (Pyracantha) Fire Thorn (Pyracantha).
Scientific name: Pyracantha species

60 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet. Note flower and different bud (which has the seeds).
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

61 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

62 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet. I broke open a bud to show the seeds.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

63 Common Blue Violet Common Blue Violet
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

64 Field Garlic (Wild Onion) Field Garlic (Wild Onion). A nice big patch.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

65 Sassafras Sassafras. Leaves are gone, but note the upward branching.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

66 Sassafras Sassafras. Wildman tries to eat some.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

67 Chickweed Chickweed
Scientific name: Stellaria media

68 Chickweed Chickweed
Scientific name: Stellaria media

69 Chickweed Chickweed. Elsewhere in the park.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

70 Wood Sorrel Wood Sorrel
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

71 Bush Honeysuckle Bush Honeysuckle. Berries in May.
Scientific name: Lonicera maackii

72 Horse Nettle Horse Nettle. Poisonous!!
Scientific name: Solanum carolinense

73 Quick Weed (Gallinsoya) Quick Weed (Gallinsoya). Can be cooked, but unpalatable.
Scientific name: Galinsoga parviflora

74 Crab apples Crab apples.
Scientific name: Malus

75 Crab apples Crab apples.
Scientific name: Malus

76 Crab apples Crab apples.
Scientific name: Malus

77 Nasturtium Nasturtium. Wildman had never eaten this before. It isn’t a wild plant! Kind of peppery.
Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus

78 Nasturtium Flower Nasturtium Flower.
Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus

79 European Cut Leaf Blackberry European Cut Leaf Blackberry. Come back in mid-August.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

80 European Cut Leaf Blackberry European Cut Leaf Blackberry. A nice big patch.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

81 Amaranth Amaranth
Scientific name: Amarantus retroflexus

82 Amaranth Amaranth
Scientific name: Amarantus retroflexus

83 Amaranth Amaranth
Scientific name: Amarantus retroflexus

84 Amaranth Amaranth
Scientific name: Amarantus retroflexus

85 Dandelion Dandelion
Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale

86 Enoki (Winter mushroom or Velvet foot) Enoki (Winter mushroom or Velvet foot). Now too old to eat.

87 June Berry June Berry. Winter Form.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

88 June Berry June Berry. Close up of bud.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species


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